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smartBoxmaker box making courses:

I offer weekend and ‘gold’ 5 day box making courses and one-to-one tuition in my barn conversion workshop on the beautiful Acton Scott Estate in South Shropshire.

All courses are for a maximum of four participants so everyone gets the attention they need. A wide variety of box making techniques are covered including carcass construction, veneering and book-matching. You will also learn inlaying, fitting hardware, making trays, finishing and lining.

For much more information on the 2 types of course and to book your place, please visit one of the links below – and if you have any queries about which course might be right for you, please feel free to contact me to discuss.


Weekends are Saturday/Sunday, 5 day courses are usually Thursday to Monday inclusive. The following is the programme of courses I have available at the moment for 2019, others may be added in due course. I currently have at least one place on all the dates shown below – when a course is full I will mark it unavailable

dates type places?
•  May 18th/19th – Saturday/Sunday weekend
•  May 23rd-27th – Thursday-Monday gold 5 day
•  June 8th/9th – Saturday/Sunday weekend
•  June 13th-17th – Thursday-Monday gold 5 day
•  July 4th-8th – Thursday-Monday gold 5 day
•  July 13th/14th – Saturday/Sunday weekend
•  July 25th-29th – Thursday-Monday gold 5 day
•  Sept 10th-14th – NB: Tuesday-Saturday gold 5 day
•  October 3rd-7th – Thursday-Monday gold 5 day